The only thing better than a startlingly good read, is a dazzling literary adaptation.
In most cases, gleaning their films from ITV and the BBC, Masterpiece Theatre does a tremendous job.
The last few weeks have been repeats (Carrie's War, Under the Greenwood Tree), but January dawns a new era of masterpiece!
First up The Virgin Queen: any one who has read even a snippet of Philippa Gregory will be on this one!
Jane Eyre: the fantastic adaptation ( I would love to hear opinions ) Court burned for me earlier this Fall.
The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: Long before I knew of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, this little Victorianist was rampantly reading the ins and outs of Lockhart's mysterious London. I am very excited they have been filmed. Long Live Phillip Pullman.
Christmas is the time to drag out favourite past miniseries:
Pride and Prejudice
Our Mutual Friend ( an absolute favourite of mine )
Anne of Green Gables
North and South
I own tons of them. What are your festive favourites?